Are Wicker Bags Worth the Price in 2023?

When it comes to handbags you have endless amounts of possibilities and color combinations. With all the possibilities, you may be wondering are wicker bags worth the price? The Short Answer is, Yes! Wicker Bags Are Worth investing in and adding to your collection. They are functional, stylish, made by hand, are super easy to style, and make for a great Spring and Summer bag.

Are Wicker Bags worth The Price
Diane Wearing a Wicker Bag · Photo by TheGlitteringUnknown

Why Wicker Bags are worth the price?

Hermes Picnic Kelly bag
Hermes Wicker Bag with Leather © Hermes Addict

The Wicker bag isn’t a new phenomenon, it has been around for years. It dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Historically, Wicker bags were used for practical use such as carrying food, water and sometimes even small children. Today, wicker bags are both functional and stylish. If you are looking for a great bag that is fun, sturdy, will be unique in your handbag collection, and is easy to style, then you should consider a wicker bag.

Luxury Designer Wicker Bags

Let's take a look at the Best Luxury Wicker Bags for 2023. These 3 Luxury Wicker Bags are Worth Investing in, the Lady Dior natural wicker bag, YSL Wicker Bag: Kaia Raffia, and the Hermes Wicker Bag: Kelly Picnic Bag.

Lady Dior Natural Wicker Bag

Dior Wicker Bag in White
Wicker Bags Worth the Price · Dior Wicker Bag in White © Diorinternational

When I first saw the Lady Dior Bag Natural Wicker, it was love at first site. The way Dior was able to incorporate the classic Lady Dior Bag with a Wicker Bag style is pure perfection if you ask me. The Dior Wicker Bag features the classic wicker material was done by hand and features an embroidered Christian Dior logo band across the front. In addition to the bag, the inside has a Dior logo Pouch and includes a cross body strap.  

The Dior Wicker bags were released in multiple colors and has sold out pretty quickly of the neutral colors, don’t worry because rumor has it they will restock soon. Given that Wicker bags are typically only worn for two seasons, and the price point of this Dior bag being at over $6,000 for the full size and slightly over $5000 for the mini. I plan on purchasing this bag at a discount on vintage market!

YSL Wicker Bag: Kaia Raffia Crossbody Bag

YSL Kaia Raffia Crossbody Bag
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YSL is no stranger to a Wicker bag, or as they call it, a Straw bag. Due to their popularity, they have been releasing difficult straw bags models for the past few years. There are a few YSL Wicker bags that I love, but the one that really caught my eye and had me lusting after was the Saint Laurent Kaia Raffia Crossbody Bag. This bag combines both leather material and straw material to create a masterpiece. 

What I love about this wicker bag is it is both casual and can be dressed up at the same time. YSL has done it again, making a classic piece that is gorgeous and showcases its impeccable craftsmanship.

Hermes Wicker Bag: Kelly Picnic Bag

Hermes Kelly Picnic Bag Mini Size Yellow
Hermes Kelly Picnic Wicker Bag in Yellow © Hermes Community

The cream de la crème of wicker bags is the Hermes Kelly Picnic Wicker bag. My ultimate dream bag. This bag that is a little out of my budget, but will continue to lust after it from afar. I’m no stranger to Hermes Bags, and Kelly bags specifically, but there is something about the Hermes Kelly Wicker Bag that has me swooning over this handbag. 

The Hermes Kelly Picnic bag has been around for years, but it was the Hermes Kelly Picnic bag mini size which was released 4 years ago that caught my attention. This is known to be one of the more difficult Hermes Bags to get your hands on and is often compared to getting offered an exotic Hermes bag. Which is why many people purchase their Hermes bags from the vintage market.

Affordable Wicker Bags

Now let’s switch gears a bit and focus on the best affordable wicker bag options that are also handmade and high quality. All Wicker Bags listed in this section will be priced under $1,000. 

Celine Wicker Tote Bag

Medium Triomphe Celine Classic Panier Wicker Bag with Palm Leaves and Calfskin
Celine Panier Bag and Hermes Oran Sandals © Hermes community

No List about Wicker Bags would be complete without mentioning the Medium Triomphe Celine Classic Panier Wicker Bag with Palm Leaves and Calfskin. This tote wicker bag is priced under $700. The Celine Wicker Tote Bag has long Leather shoulder straps and the Ionic Celine logo on the front. Each tote bag is made by hand to perfection.   

I adore this bag for both a summer beach bag and a classic city tote bag. What I love about the Celine Tote bag is this is one of the few wicker bags on the list that you can wear year round.

BTB Los Angeles Wicker Bags

BTB Los Angeles Wicker Bags on beach
btb Los Angeles Wicker Bags © btblosangeles

I cannot get enough of the BTB Los Angeles Wicker bags, specifically the Stella Shoulder bag and the Mason Straw & Leather Bucket Wicker Bag. I adore the detailed, top carrying handle. It’s so chic and classic. Priced below $300 this is such a great high quality Wicker Bag that is worth investing in. 

What I love about this brand, is how they have taken the tradition wicker style bag, and made a luxurious bag at a more affordable price. Founded in 2018, this once small brand has exploded with popularity and can now be found at Nordstrom.

Poolside Anna Conch Wicker Bag

Poolside wicker Bag Shell Shape with gold chain
Wicker Bags Worth the Price · Poolside Wicker Bag © PoolsideIG

When I first saw this bag called the Poolside Anna Conch Wicker Bag, I was immediately infatuated and had to find out more. The Poolside shell shaped wicker bag is absolutely stunning. Everything from the top snap closure to the thick gold chain, this is the most adorable, showstopper wicker bag for summer. 

What I love about the Poolside brand is each bag is made by hand and takes a week to make. The high quality material and craftsmanship makes this wicker bag worth investing in. If you are looking for an incredible and fun Wicker bag, then I highly recommend The Poolside Anna Conch Wicker Bag.

Recap Are Wicker Bags Worth the Price?

Best Wicker Bags to Invest in
Wicker Bags Worth Investing in

Overall, I definitely think a wicker bag is a great piece to have in your collection. They are high quality made by hand, that are both functional and stylish. If you are looking to invest in a designer Wicker Bag I highly recommend The YSL Wicker Bag, the Dior Wicker bag, and if you are really looking to splurge the Hermes Kelly Picnic Bag. 

If you are looking to invest in a more affordable Wicker Bag priced under $1k, then I recommend the Celine Wicker Tote Bag, the BTB Los Angeles Wicker bags and the Poolside Anna Conch Wicker Bag. Do you love Wicker bags?

Sincerely Petite in Paris,


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